The attractive energy of Loriann Jewellery’s Trendy Renaissance.

I liked Loriann Jewellery’s Trendy Renaissance assortment earlier than I even noticed it.

My introduction to this beautiful new line got here through a cellphone name from the designer, Lori Friedman. I stood in my kitchen as Lori walked me by way of the gathering’s evolution and inspiration; her phrases portray footage in my thoughts.

I needed to wait a couple of extra months earlier than I had the pleasure of seeing Loriann Jewellery’s Trendy Renaissance assortment for myself in actual life, however oh my goodness, my darlings. It was definitely worth the wait.

The Magdalena and Anastasia pendants from Loriann Jewelry's Modern Renaissance collection. Moonstone necklaces with black enamel.

It’s one in all my favourite issues on the planet to see a jewellery designer’s aesthetic evolve over time, and I’ve now had the pleasure of that includes a number of totally different collections of Loriann Jewellery‘s work right here on Diamonds within the Library.

As one may count on, the Trendy Renaissance assortment was strongly influenced by the artwork of the Italian Renaissance. It options daring enamel, fleur-de-lis motifs, and sword and shield-inspired designs.

However additionally it is an homage to the idea of the Renaissance Girl: the robust and curious “Jill-of-all-trades” soul who wears many hats, has many pursuits, and likes to discover new issues.

These enamel, diamond, spinel and moonstone rings are from Loriann Jewelry's latest collection, which is inspired by Renaissance jewelry

The additional Lori acquired into Trendy Renaissance, the extra she realized that it was actually a tribute to 1 specific Renaissance lady: her personal mom, Lily, who had lately handed away. In her personal phrases:

After [my mother] handed within the Spring, I used to be flooded with the emotional influence of how a lot affect she had on my life and far of what I realized and my many pursuits have been gleaned by way of osmosis. My love of nature, artwork and artwork historical past, vintage jewellery, music and cooking have been among the presents she bestowed upon me.

I’m grateful to have skilled a childhood that was so wealthy in tradition and custom and that I used to be capable of translate this into my artwork kind to share with others. My Mom was a real Trendy Renaissance lady and this assortment is my tribute to her.”

– Lori Friedman

It’s no surprise this assortment is so compelling and impactful, with such a robust emotional resonance behind its inspiration.

The Magdelena Fleur de Lis earrings from Loriann Jewelry's Modern Renaissance collection. Black enamel, diamond, and moonstone earrings in gold.

The Trendy Renaissance assortment makes use of colorway of yellow gold accented with black enamel, black spinel, iridescent moonstones, and black and white diamonds.

These are the Magdelena earrings, probably the greatest examples of how this assortment powerfully juxtaposes energy and delicacy by pairing the drama of the black enamel with the elegant, slender curves of the fleur-de-lis accents and the soap-bubble fragility of these moonstone teardrops.

The Giovanna ring by Loriann Jewelry with black spinel and black diamonds in gold. Inspired by Renaissance jewelry!

The Giovanna ring (a private favourite of mine) is maybe Trendy Renaissance’s most overt reference to Renaissance period jewellery, with its excessive profile, quatrefoil form, dramatic shoulders, and reverse-set black spinels.

It’s additionally simply an extremely badass and delightful piece of knickknack, IMHO. Carrying it made me really feel like a warrior queen who can do something. Each time I put this ring down, I’d discover myself selecting it up once more to find a brand new element or enjoyment of a recent angle.

(Click on right here to go to my Pinterest board of Renaissance Jewelry in case you’d like a reminder of what OG Renaissance rings seem like.)

Three heart necklaces from Loriann Jewelry's Modern Renaissance collection. Yellow gold with diamonds and moonstone.

Giovanna isn’t Trendy Renaissance’s solely instance of revolutionary stone setting. If you happen to look intently on the coronary heart pendants above, you’ll see that the pendant on the precise options reverse-set diamonds and sleek-channel set stones whereas the pendant beneath options so many reverse-set diamonds that it nearly seems to be feathered fairly than lined in diamonds.

The impact is gorgeous, however it’s additionally robust: this isn’t only a completely satisfied, fairly coronary heart, it’s a coronary heart that’s as robust because the diamonds that adorn its floor, representing a love that by no means ends.

The Lily Fleur de Lis earrings from Loriann Jewelry's Modern Renaissance collection. Black enamel, diamond, and moonstone earrings in gold.

Swords and shields have been among the many symbols of energy that Lori saved in thoughts whereas designing Trendy Renaissance, as one can clearly see within the elegant size of the Lily fleur-de-lis earrings, one of many kinds named after the designer’s mom.

As soon as once more, we’ve a robust mix of delicacy and energy, gentle and darkish, shine and matte repeated over and over with the enamel and the gold, the curves of the fleur-de-lis, the echo of weaponry.

I feel that juxtaposition of opposites is absolutely why this assortment is so profitable: it displays the attractive contradictions which are inherent within the human expertise; each as an indelible a part of our interpersonal relationships and inside our personal hearts.

The Francesca moonstone ring by Loriann Jewelry. With diamonds and black enamel. Inspired by Renaissance jewelry!

What do you consider Loriann Jewellery’s Trendy Renaissance, my darlings? Did it resonate with you as strongly because it did with me? Did you are feeling it within the pit of your abdomen?

Let me know what jumped out at you right here and which items you’ll be dreaming about later whenever you shut your eyes.

An enormous thanks Lori Friedman of Loriann Jewellery, for being a prime notch human and a beautiful pal in addition to a gifted designers. And a heat thanks as properly to the beautiful Renee Wilson of Bijoux Jewels in Baltimore, MD, for being so welcoming after I confirmed up at her retailer to do that photoshoot throughout a current Loriann Jewellery Trunk Present.

Becky Stone of Diamonds in the Library with jewelry designer Loriann Friedman of Loriann Jewelry.
Becky with jewellery designer Lori Friedman on the Loriann Jewellery trunk present at Bijoux Jewels.

For extra from Loriann Jewellery, please go to my Loriann Jewellery archive right here, Lori’s own website here, or her Instagram here.

The artist was sort sufficient to reward me a chunk of knickknack from this assortment, however my opinions stay my very own.